Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday said his government has been implementing 63 projects worth around Taka 1,400 crore in Bangladesh at present.
He said the project includes setting up water treatment plant, community centres, schools, orphanages and hostels which will contribute to improving the living and livelihood condition of the people.
The Indian Government has also completed a total 24 projects worth Taka 110 crores in the last five years, reports BSS.
The high commissioner was visiting some of the development projects including the third floor of the Varendra Research Museum under Rajshahi University (RU) in the city. The floor was constructed spending Taka 73.69 lakh provided by the Government of India.
Harsh Vardhan said his government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Economic Relations Department of the Government of Bangladesh and the Rajshahi City Corporation for providing Taka 21.95 crore for sustainable development of Rajshahi City in 2017.
The works included reconstruction of infrastructure of Rajshahi Cultural Sangho, footpath along different roads, Padma Library building and conservation of water bodies and some temples.
After visiting some of the development projects Harsh Vardhan said the works are in progress in a satisfactory manner.
Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, Assistant Indian High Commissioner Abhijit Chattopadhyay and others concerned accompanied the High Commissioner.